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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Yard-Waste Collections To Resume May 4

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NEWS RELEASE
Sanitation Division
April 28, 2020

The city will resume yard-waste collections on Monday, May 4. Collections will be made Mondays through Thursdays in keeping with the regular collection schedule, for those households that have yard carts with current collection stickers.

The city suspended collections of yard-waste, brush and bulky items in early April as a precautionary measure to ensure sufficient staffing for garbage collections in the event that a significant number of Sanitation Division employees were unable to work due to COVID-19. However, said City Manager Lee Garrity, "We have been fortunate to only experience minimal staffing disruptions and will be able to move the yard waste personnel back to their normal responsibilities."

Garrity noted that only yard-waste collection, conducted with automated trucks requiring only a driver, is resuming. "Because brush collection requires three-person crews, it is still suspended," he said. Residents with yard-waste carts can place small brush in their carts, as long as it fits inside with the lid closed.

Garrity also noted that were there to be an increase in illness among the garbage crews, the city might have to again suspend yard-waste collections.

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